A Tantric New Year
Celebrating Peace, Love, & Harmony
Hosted By Marilynne Chophel & Michael Pooley...
Featuring Jennifer Berezan, Arthur Hull, & Friends!
Saturday, January 1st, 2005 | 7:00pm to
Cruz Veterans Hall, Performance Hall, 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz,
Cost: $25/person (if reservation is received by
midnight, Friday, Dec 31st) or $30 at the door
Reservations: Call (831) 457-6535 or email email@example.com.
bring a cushion or pillow to sit on, and any sacred objects for the
Puja clothes by Jwala on sale: 5pm - 6:45pm (see below for details).
Healthy food & beverages provided by Convergence Organic Catering.
This Special New Years Day Celebration
Weaving together various spiritual, musical, and heart-based traditions,
Marilynne Chöphel & Michael Pooley, Jennifer Berezan, Arthur
Hull, and other guests will facilitate a special New Year celebration
devoted to personal and spiritual harmony, healing of the earth, and
world peace. The evening will feature a sacred Puja (tantric ritual)
as well as group participation and exploration of the healing ecstasy
of sound, conscious communication and connection, devotional chanting,
drums and ecstatic dance, sacred movement, and energetic awakening.
we'll celebrate the new year through sacred rituals and practices
to connect deeply with our selves and others, expand our personal
and social awareness, and awaken our potential for transformation
in each moment. We will tone, chant, sing, and play with sound and
rhythm as a path to healing, joy, and wisdom. No musical experience
necessary. Feel free to bring sacred objects for our altar, as well
as drums, rattles, etc... and of course, your open heart and mind.
Reservations are strongly
encouraged. We look forward to seeing you there!
About Jennifer Berezan
Jennifer Berezan is a multifaceted, award-winning singer/songwriter,
teacher, producer, and ritualist with a lifelong passion for ancient
sacred music, healing, and Goddess Spirituality. She has nurtured
a loyal international following for her songs of profound depth that
tackle contemporary issues with insight and striking melodies. Her
most recent projects, Praises for the World and Returning,
create an extraordinary healing and celebratory musical landscape
of devotional and ecstatic chants featuring many world-renowned
singers, musicians, and poets. She travels extensively throughout
North America and Europe, performing, leading tours and teaching classes
and workshops. Jennifer is a member of the Faculty at the California
institute of Integral Studies. Visit her website at www.edgeofwonder.com.
Arthur Hull is recognized as the father
of the modern day community drum circle movement. A talented performer,
gifted rhythmatist, and charismatic facilitator, Arthur is an internationally
acclaimed master at facilitating diverse groups around the world through
a joyful and inspiring experience using music and rhythm. Arthur is
much beloved for his wit and humor and for inspiring and motivating
people beyond cultural and personal barriers. Arthur has used the
Village Music Circles metaphor to build team spirit and promote
unity in corporations, schools and communities worldwide. With a mission
to make the pleasure and the power of rhythm accessible to everyone,
Arthur brings his fun and inspirational rhythm experience to communities
from corporate executives to kids at risk. Visit his website at www.drumcircle.com.
Clothes On Sale!
Goddesswear & Godwear by Jwala
5pm to 6:45pm (and afterwards)
Tantric Priestess Jwala
travels to India to pick out sensual fabrics and creates flowing designs
for tantra pujas and sensual ceremonies. Her inventory includes kimonos,
elastic pants, vests, sarongs, decorative belts, see-through wraps,
goddess outfits, bellydance costumes and sensual sheet and pillowcase
sets. Come by early and get decked out in true tantric fashion for
the evening celebration.